Based within the Home Office, the Office for Security & Counter-Terrorism works to counter the threat from terrorism. Their work is covered in the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST.

The strategy is based on four areas of work:

  • Pursue: to stop terrorist attacks
  • Prevent: to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
  • Protect: to strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack
  • Prepare: to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack